Insulin Dependent Type 2


Insulin Dependent Type 2

If you're a type 2 and on insulin, this is the place for you! Come in and discuss issues we deal with every day, like types of insulin, carb counting, insulin/carb ratios, pens, needles, pumps, and much more.

Please note if you have a diagnosis of LADA (sometimes called type 1.5), there is a LADA group at:
LADA Diabetics

If you have MODY, here's a group just for you
Monogenic Diabetes

Members: 244
Latest Activity: yesterday

Guidelines for Posting

 Guidelines for posting


Please use the section just below this post, to start a topic. Its called the DISCUSSION FORUM.

Anyone can add a new topic. If you keep your discussions in the Discussion Forum, they'll stay on the main page as long as they are active.

Howvever, if you post on the COMMENT WALL, which is the lower section, your comment will scroll off the page as new comments are added.

Diabetes Forum

The Truth about Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

Started by Stemwinder (Gary). Last reply by Lloyd Apr 5. 2 Replies

Everyone wants to blame the T2 when insulin becomes necessary. I read this on Joslin's site that states otherwise. TheTruth about Insulin…Continue

Tags: Joslin, insulin, type2

FEHB and Medicare for insulin pump

Started by Suzan. Last reply by Suzan Mar 30. 4 Replies

Right now I am covered by a working persons health insurance policy and don't have to take Medicare until I lose 'working persons' coverage. I also have my own FEHB BC/BS which is my secondary (because I am not working). If/when, I lose the 'working…Continue

Levemir problems

Started by Jenna. Last reply by Emmy Mar 25. 3 Replies

Two questions: 1) Has anybody here not felt well on Levemir? Maybe because I have been so overwhelmed of late but I just didn't feel well, very sleepy and weak. The worst was an utter inability to eat usually at dinner, my appetite was so…Continue

Is anyone looking for a buddy?

Started by CatTutt. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 14. 3 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm hoping to find an insulin dependent Type 2 buddy to chat with, if anyone is interested. I don't have any friends or family with diabetes and it can feel very isolated and alone sometimes.If anyone out there would like to be buddies,…Continue

Insulin pumps in patients with type 2

Started by Stemwinder (Gary). Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Mar 9. 10 Replies

I use an insulin pump to control my T2 and I very pleased with it. If you are considering a pump here is an article from an endocrinologist point of view.…Continue

Tags: type2, pumping, pump

Pumps for type 2s - post your questions and comments on pumps here!

Started by Emmy. Last reply by Lloyd Jan 31. 54 Replies

Pumps for type 2s - Post your questions and comments on pumps here! Continue

Tags: insulin, 2, type, pumps, pump

How much insulin do you use a day as a T2 on the pump?

Started by Krztina. Last reply by Emmy Jan 27. 5 Replies

I am very insulin resistant and currenly use about 145u Levemir/day and total of 70u humolog/day before mealsI am currently getting worked up for a pump and have been told that my insulin use will decrease once I get stable on the pump...Just…Continue

Type 2 New Pumper - Problems with Highs

Started by trauts. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) Oct 27, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi everyone. I want to see if any of you might have some similar experiences as me, and if so, see if you have any recommendations.I've been diagnosed for over 11 years now, have used insulin for the past 4-5 years, and just went on the pump with…Continue

Tags: hyper, BG, high, CGM, pump

Your best advice for a new insulin user

Started by Stemwinder (Gary). Last reply by Lloyd Oct 25, 2013. 4 Replies

What would you like for someone just starting insulin to know, what is your best advice.My best advice....Take a deep breath, you will be OK. Don't beat yourself up you have not failed, insulin is a powerful tool that will help you to win.Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Insulin Dependent Type 2 to add comments!

Comment by Emmy yesterday

Welcome RichBohn and Brendan Leber!

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 28, 2014 at 5:07pm

Welcome GailD

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 20, 2014 at 5:38am

Welcome TooSweet We are glad you have joined us.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 13, 2014 at 7:13pm

Welcome Crystal we are so glad you have joined us.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 11, 2014 at 7:04am

I'm pleased to Welcome two new members to the group.

Welcome Beckiejo40
Welcome CatTutt

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 6, 2014 at 12:49pm

Welcome to our group LemonJuice. Please feel free to ask any question you may have and there are several discussions you might want to look through. There is a View all link above the comment section on the right and an Add Discussion link on the left if you wish to ask a question by adding a discussion.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on March 3, 2014 at 7:31pm

I would like to Welcome Marie B to the group. I am pleased to have her, she is a good friend of mine.

Comment by Luis244 on January 20, 2014 at 9:01pm

Gary, I appreciate the welcome to the group. I'm new to posting online but have been following various groups and blogs since joining tudiabetes.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on January 19, 2014 at 3:16pm

Welcome to our group Luis Thank you for joining

Comment by Emmy on January 18, 2014 at 3:25pm

Hi Speckle, welcome to the group!


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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


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